Everyday Foods Glammed Up for the Richie Rich

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My cousin and I should get a combined award for the “most opposite blood relatives with not one thing in common”. From our ideologies and looks to tastes and preferences, we are poles apart. Mainly because she’s into materialism— she likes all things overly luxurious, dripping in gold and heavy on the pocket. When it comes to food, I’d have a cupcake that tastes good but she’ll go for the one that’s exorbitant because she follows the theory that the high price equates to better quality and taste. Do you agree?

As simple as preparations of pizzas, burgers and hotdogs sound, they could be made much more complicated with certain decorative and expensive ingredients. These ingredients make them deluxe enough to slap a chichi bill on you.

This one is for my cousin and all you fancy pants who want to spend that extra cash on all things extravagant.


Courtesy: The Rich Times

The “Louis XIII” made by the Italian master pizza chef Renato Viola has ingredients like organic buffalo mozzarella, cicada from the Mediterranean, luxurious lobster and beluga caviar. It is priced at a bombshell US$12,384 (INR 7, 93,820).



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The “Posh Pie” found at Paddington’s Lord Dudley Hotel in Australia is stuffed with ingredients like Wagyu eye fillet, West Australian rock lobsters, French truffles worth US$180 a piece and German gold leaf. This so-posh pie is priced at US$9,519 (INR 6, 10,172).



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Fleurburger 5000 is a decadent Kobe beef burger from Fleur in Las Vegas filled with ingredients like foie gras and black truffles and is sandwiched in a truffle-infused brioche bun. Priced at exactly what the name suggests—US$5,000 (INR 3, 20,502).



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The Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata at Norma’s restaurant in Manhattan’s Le Parker Meridien Hotel makes for a frilly breakfast, priced at US$1032  (INR 66,151).



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Von Essen Platinum club sandwich consists of the finest chicken, ham, hard-boiled quails’ eggs and white truffles. Priced at a hefty US$127 (INR 8,140).


Hot Dog

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Made at Tokyo Dog, Seattle, the revenue earned from this hot dog goes as donation to the Red Cross. It consists of a 12-inch smoked cheese bratwurst topped with butter-teriyaki grilled onions, maitake mushrooms (most expensive mushrooms in the world), wagyu beef, foie gras, shaved black truffles, caviar and Japanese mayo on a brioche bun. Priced at US$173 (INR 11,089).


Sushi Roll

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Considering it is sold off the shelves at a supermarket in Tokyo— Shinjuku Isetan, isn’t it quite over the top that it’s gracefully wrapped in edible gold?! Priced at a not-so-affordable-for-supermarket-shoppers, US$99 (INR 6,345). I got 99 dollars but a hotdog ain’t one.


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